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Re: The Death of DVD

by RyaNtheSlayA Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:58 pm

kingmohd84 wrote:
jfrost wrote:Just a quick comment: Beta tapes are still used. I use them myself occasionally for recording (since I study journalism, I sometimes have to).

Betamax is at least more alive than the VHS, which really isn't saying much. It is being replaced slowly with digital media, but it takes time.


Why are you still using tape?
I am not sure if Betamax is more alive than VHS since Betamax players were discontinued like in 1985 and I hear last betamax tape manufactured was in 2002 I think. I still can buy VHS tapes in stores around here.

I kind of love VHS though its a part of history, I might start a collection. Any one still use VHS? why



I have a small VHS collection. It's like my CD and game collection's, just fun to show off. Plus you can get movies for like 10c each at thrift stores near brand new.
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Re: The Death of DVD

by fast Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:45 am

kingmohd, the Beta that he was referring to is not Betamax but Betacam/BetaSP - which is still used worldwide. It is slowly being phased out for HDCAM, but the price is still prohibitive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betacam
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Re: The Death of DVD

by Zeonik Freak Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:01 pm

Ive been a strong VHS user the past few years (going back around 2001), because mostly id use that to tape anime off toonami and adult swim. I have a good sizeable collection of anime ive taped from toonami and adult swim back in the day.

As of right now, im in the process of merging my VHS collection to my computer and then to DVD. I got my trusty Memorex VHS player/recorder and a TV Tuner and was able to figure out how to get audio in that as well, so i just need a good weekend of me popping in tape after tape with Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin, Trigun and etc.

Ill do that with some of the other anime ive bought used as well...
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Re: The Death of DVD

by pepharytheworm Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:54 pm

kingmohd84 wrote:It as very interesting to read all your posts and the different points of view.
From what I read I can summarize by this:

*DVD will live for few more years , but it is in the decline stage right now

*Bluray will not replace DVD. It will be just another option.

*Downloadable content will be King. People love to download and stuff their gadgets. Remember in downloads, your title will always be there(never out of stock), and it will be playable NOW. The problem is speed and bandwidth. Once that is solved, video will be like music now.

*I do not think we will see a come back of cartridges(HD cartridge movie!?) simply because they will need to buy yet another player, and just like DVDs, they get lost and corrupted(Scratched CD, blowing in cartridges).

I can say this much.
Bluray is not worth it. For me to buy an HDtv and Bluray player just to watch a movie in HD is ridiculous . Movies are too good already, and the extra clarity in Bluray is hardly noticeable for me or any one else I asked. Yes you can notice it, but its not that much of a difference to make me jump ship or hate DVD. Maybe I will appreciate a Bluray when I got a TV as big as my wall(or through a projector).

I honestly think Downloadable content is the next big step and it is coming soon. There are different ways to transfer these from USB-Hard Drive-Streaming and more and they are all cheap.

None the less, I guess most of us do agree that DVD is dying even though it will live a bit more. I heard some of you make the argument that it might be playable for the next 100 years. I think I asked this before here, I understand a CD has a lifetime of 20 years or so!? They don't live forever.


I have cds over 20 years old. I am in to old thrash metal and I have original 80s pressings. It depends on the dye used heres a link for more info http://www.larryjordan.biz/articles/lj_dvd_life.html

Like anything treat them well and they will last some up to 300 years average 50 though. Read the inside of the case and it will say if handled correctly will last a lifetime of enjoyment.
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Re: The Death of DVD

by pepharytheworm Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:01 pm

What do you guys think DVD stands for I read there are three variations?
Digital Versatile Disc
Digital Video Disc
Digital Videodisk
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Re: The Death of DVD

by Limewater Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:09 pm

pepharytheworm wrote:What do you guys think DVD stands for I read there are three variations?
Digital Versatile Disc
Digital Video Disc
Digital Videodisk


Digital Versatile Disc is the official acronym. I think it's pretty silly, though.
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Re: The Death of DVD

by Inazuma Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:25 pm

Limewater wrote:
pepharytheworm wrote:What do you guys think DVD stands for I read there are three variations?
Digital Versatile Disc
Digital Video Disc
Digital Videodisk


Digital Versatile Disc is the official acronym. I think it's pretty silly, though.

Correct. Digital Video Disc sounds better and many people think it's right but it's not.
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Re: The Death of DVD

by pepharytheworm Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:40 pm

I was reading there is no offical use

"The official DVD specification documents have never defined the initialism DVD. Usage in the present day varies, with Digital Versatile Disc, Digital Video Disc, and DVD being the most common.

DVD was originally used as an initialism for the unofficial term digital videodisk.

It was reported in 1995, at the time of the specification finalization, that the letters officially stood for Digital Versatile Disc (due to nonvideo applications).

However, the text of the press release announcing the specification finalization only refers to the technology as "DVD", making no mention of what (if anything) the letters stood for"
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Re: The Death of DVD

by Inazuma Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:22 pm

Oh? How funny they can't figure out what it really stands for. Well, If you think about the two words, "versatile" and "video" and think about what the DVD medium can do, "versatile" would probably be more correct since you can put any kind of file on the disc, not just video.
Video is the most common use of the disc, but you could very well just use it for music only, if you wanted. How come Compact Discs aren't referred to as Audio Discs? The term Digital Video Disc would make me think that it's used for video only.

You know what this reminds me of? "Soy Milk". People often call it soy milk, even though it's not milk. It looks like milk and is commonly used as a substitute for it, but that doesn't make it genuine milk. Same with coconut milk. Unless your soybeans and coconuts have nipples on them, call them what they really are. Soy Water and Coconut Water seem like better terms to me.
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Re: The Death of DVD

by Jrecee Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:32 pm

I was just thinking about dvd's audio abilities and how car audio has sort of skipped past it in the transition from CDs to MP3 players. I know there's mp3 cd players that can read 700megs worth of songs but I'm not sure about car stereos that can read dvds (outside of car entertainment systems). The reason I think dvd as a blank storage medium could die in the future is because it fits into a middleground between cds and blurays. Since practically every car out there plays cds and has skipped past dvd to mp3 connectivity, dvd won't be able to replace cds in that segment. And as prices of bluray come down, who's going to buy a dvd to put data on when you can get 10 times the storage capacity? So I'm wondering how long it will be before cds become obsolete due to bluray becoming so cheap there's no reason for any other type of disc?
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